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World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads
About the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads

To be the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit, globally-focused educational organization for the general public in the Greater Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Mission Statement

​To educate our community to become well-informed and engaged citizens about critical international issues as they affect the world, nation, and the local region and thus prepare Hampton Roads citizens to thrive in an increasingly complex and challenging world.  


Commitment to our members and our community in fulfilling our mission to the best of our ability.

Stewardship of resources from members, sponsors, donors, and grant-giving organizations.  

Respect towards each other and the community.

Recognition that tolerance is a virtue that makes peace possible.


-Bring world leaders to the Hampton Roads region to facilitate both a public awareness and discussion of key international issues as well as to raise the profile of Hampton Roads among national and international policy makers. 

-Provide reasonably priced, quality educational programming and events to the public, including discounted and free events for students, active-duty military, and educators.

-Expand our strong outreach program to high school, college students, and educators in order to engage them in international topics and develop their interests and involvement in world affairs.

Contact our Office at 757-363-3090 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm 
World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads 
4501 N. Witchduck Road, Suite G 
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Email worldaffairs@hrwac.org 

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